A remarkable 30-CD set from Bayreuth

Author: Opus Arte

A remarkable CD set bringing together seven summers of the Bayreuth Festival.

  • The Bayreuth Edition | Copyright: © Bayreuther Festspiele/Enrico Nawrath

    The Bayreuth Edition © Bayreuther Festspiele/Enrico Nawrath

This epic collection brings together all of Opus Arte's recordings from the Bayreuth Festival. Included are many of Wagner's much-admired operas which show how the mastery of composer, conductor, and performer can combine to create a true musical excellence. Wagner's epic four-opera cycle, Der Ring des Nibelungen, is a work of extraordinary scale and is given an interpretation that is both thrilling and sensitive by the conductor Christian Thielemann and a cast of renowned Wagner interpreters. Thielemann also presents an incredible account of Der fliegende Holländer in a recording that secured his place as the world's greatest Wagner conductor.

Klaus Florian Vogt is staggering in the title role of Lohengrin, with Andris Nelsons brings out the best in the festival chorus and orchestra. This recording of Tannhäuser, Wagner’s tale of the struggle between spiritual and profane love, and of redemption through love, was described by Opera Journal as 'outstanding’, whilst Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, which tells a humorous tale about artistically inclined craftsmen, was described as ‘on an entirely new Wagnerian scale…” (The Washington Post). The set is completed by the critically acclaimed recording of Tristan und Isolde starring the leading Wagner exponents Robert Dean Smith and Iréne Theorin in the title roles

Performers include:
Linda Watson, Stephan Gould, Albert Dohmen, Hans-Peter König, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Ralf Luks, Andrew Shore, Edith Haller, Georg Zeppenfeld, Klaus Florian Vogt, Annette Dasch, Samuel Youn, Torsten Kerl, Michelle Breedt and Endrik Wottrich

Genre Opera
Recording location Bayreuth Festspielhaus
Duration 1938 minutes
Soloist Robert Dean Smith
Soloist Irene Theorin
Soloist Stephen Gould
Soloist Linda Watson



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